4.3 - Mac Mail for Mac OSX

This guide will show step-by-step instructions for setting up E-mail on Mac Mail for Mac OSX. The version used in this tutorial is for OSX 10.5 Leopard. While it can be used for previous versions of Mail for OSX, some screens and steps might vary.

1. Select the 'Mail' menu.

2. Select Preferences.

3. Click on the Accounts tab.

4. On the Accounts window, click the + sign.



You will be presented with the Add Account Wizard.

1. Please enter your name, as you want it to appear on your outbound E-mail messages.

2. Please type your E-mail address.

3. Enter your E-mail password.

4. Click the Next button.



Now, you will see this screen.

1. Please choose your account type. You may select either POP or IMAP. Click here for an explanation on the differences between POP3 and IMAP.

2. Give this account a description for quick reference.

3. Please enter your mail server. This can be found in the E-mail Accounts section of the cPanel under Configure Mail Client. It will be something like box#.hostmonster.com. Do NOT use mail.yourdomain.com.

4. Enter your E-mail address for the User Name.

5. Enter your E-mail password.

6. Click Next.



Now you will see a screen asking for the Outgoing Server information.

1. Please give your Outgoing Mail Server a description.

2. The Outgoing Mail Server is the same as your incoming mail server. Again, this will be something like box#.hostmonster.com.

3. Be sure that the Use Authentication box is checked.

4. Enter your E-mail address for the User Name.

5. Please type in your E-mail password.

6. Click the Next button.

You will be presented with a confirmation screen with your settings. If everything is correct, press the Create button.



Advanced Settings - Outgoing Server

You will return to the Accounts Preferences screen. We need to change a few default settings to make Mail work best.

1. Click on the Outgoing Mail Server drop down box.

2. Click Edit Mail Server.

3. Make sure your mail server is selected and click the Advanced tab.

4. If you wish to use SSL, please select the checkbox and enter 465 for the port. If you do not wish to use SSL, please change the port to 26.

5. Click OK to save the change.

6. Click the Advanced tab on the Mail Accounts screen.



Advanced Settings - POP

1. If you are using POP3, you may choose when messages are removed from the server.

2. If you are using POP3 with SSL, please click the checkbox and select 995 for your port. Otherwise leave the port at 110.



Advanced Settings - IMAP

1. If you are using IMAP, you may choose to keep a copy of messages on your computer.

2. If you are using IMAP, please change your path prefix to INBOX.

3. If you are using IMAP with SSL, please click the checkbox and select 993 for your port. Otherwise leave the port at 143.


Close the Preferences window to save your change. You should now be able to send and receive mail.
Advanced Settings - SSL


If you have chosen to use SSL, you may see one or more windows like this one.

1. Click the Show Certificate button.

2. There will be a checkbox to Always Accept the certificate.

3. Click OK.

4. When prompted, enter your OSX password.

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